Can Dance

This programme of integration through dance was created in 2013 by the Teatro del Lago Foundation with support from the Mustakis Foundation.



YOU CAN DANCE 2021 seeks to find a group identity based on collaboration as a collective, focusing on human relationships in a context of artistic creation within and through dance.

This training programme in contemporary dance made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Mustakis Foundation is aimed at young people between 13 and 21 years old from Chile and anywhere else the world. It will be both online and in person* between the months of August and November 2021.

*If the health situation prevents it, the programme will be held entirely online (phases 0 and 1).

“I have performed several times already on the main stage of Teatro del Lago for different audiences. We have also performed elsewhere, extensions at schools and such. I always get excited for each show. I’m quite shy, but on stage I dance and enjoy it. It’s hard to explain”.

Cristián Llaituqueo.
A student at the Teatro del Lago School of Arts who has been part of the You Can Dance programme since 2016 at the Teatro del Lago School of Dance. Additionally, he is a scholarship winner for academic excellence.


Open Workshop

Revving Up Engines

Prior to the launch of the You Can Dance 2021 Programme, two workshops will be directed by choreographer Eduardo Zúñiga. They are open to all audiences with open access through the social networks of Teatro del Lago.

These sessions will be held through IG Live and Facebook Live and will last approximately 1 hr. 30 min.

First session: 26 June at 11 AM
Second session: 31 July at 11 AM

Stage 1

You Can Dance Factory

100% online

The first part of You Can Dance 2021 will be held online and is aimed at young people between 13 and 21 years of age from all different regions of the country and the world. The guest choreographer, Eduardo Zúñiga, will share his experience of the artistic creation process, generating research guidelines, designing movements and choreography. This work will last six weeks and will be documented as an audio-visual backstage product, which will be part of the final piece.


Every SATURDAY, from 7 August to 11 September from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Six sessions for all those enrolled in the programme through the Zoom platform (training + choreography), by the guest choreographer and the You Can Dance team of teachers.

*In person

Students between 13 and 21 years of age* from the Los Lagos Region who are interested in working on this first stage in person at the Teatro del Lago premises (if the public health situation permits it) with six extra sessions led by the School of the Arts Teatro del Lago team.

*If the public health situation permits it (PHASE 2 and up).


Every FRIDAY, from 13 August to 10 September, from 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM.

Five sessions with the team of teachers from the programme on the premises of Teatro del Lago.

Stage 2

Choreographic Creation

In person

Students from the Los Lagos Region between 13 and 21 years of age* interested in working in person on the premises of Teatro del Lago will be selected out of the group of participants from stage 1 in order to finalize the work/piece with choreography that will be audio visually recorded and post-produced. This group will interpret the work/piece, having been part of the online process and will take it further with the on-site support of the team of teachers in charge of the programme. Additionally, the choreographer will continue to be part of the rehearsals, remotely guiding them through the digital platform.

It will last for six weeks.

* Students over 21 years of age who were part of previous editions of the programme can also participate, or anyone older who is motivated and committed to the project.

**This stage depends on the phase we are in when the programme takes place.


Every FRIDAY and SATURDAY, from 24 September to 30 October

FRIDAYS from 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM: Six sessions led by the team of teachers of the School of Arts on the premises of Teatro del Lago.

SATURDAY from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM: Six live sessions by choreographer Eduardo Zúñiga on the Zoom platform.

This last stage culminates with the process of recording the work/piece on 5, 6, 12 and 13 November.

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Together we can help unleash the creative potential and promote the comprehensive development of children and young people who want art to be part of their lives.